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Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that SeptNo is moving out of LJ and onto the forums for 2009. The rules are slightly different this year [not much, mostly just with the minimum amounts], so check those out, sign up... and have fun!




Well, I'm mostly satisfied, a little disappointed. I did manage to edit 30 pages since I signed up, but only barely, and not quite all of them were on the novel I wanted to finish editing. So I still have about 10 pages to do on that. Ah, well. Those short stories I had to get ready to face the world made up the difference.



Well, with about 14 hours remaining in September, I figured it would be prudent to post my pretty much final results.

I did not make my entire goal of 10K words of writing and 60 pages of editing. I'm almost certain that I will not before the end of the day.

I did, however, make parts of it. I managed over 10K words (and I still have some to write, so I might make it to 11K or 12K by the end of the day. My editing progress was rather pathetic, though. I managed only 19 pages so far. I highly, highly doubt I'll manage another 41 by the end of the day. Especially since I have errands to run.

I'm not terribly upset; I'm still adjusting to my new schedule, and it'll change again next month. I am learning my limits, though, and have revised my future goals accordingly. Next month, my focus is going to be on planning my NaNo, though I still have a goal of 9K to write, which shouldn't be too difficult as long as I keep up with my writing challenges.

How'd everyone else do?



Ok, so my goal this month was 10K words, as well as 60 pages of editing. Thanks to the collaboration piece I'm working on, and various challenges I take part in, I'm not incredibly worried about my writing total. I've probably written 3000 words since Thursday, and have at least another 1500 or so to write within the next week.

As far as my editing goes; I'm incredibly behind. I go to school at night, four nights a week. Two of those are after working for 5 hours, making me gone from my house for 12 hours or more on those days. The days that I don't go to work, I spend trying to make sure I got all my work done for both sets of classes I'm taking, as well as keeping my little sisters on track and trying to keep the house in order. So, when all is said and done, I'm just exhausted, and feel very little motivation to go back and edit. I really need to, especially on a couple of pieces I'm using as inspiration for my NaNo project, but I feel so little desire to edit. I feel a much stronger pull to write.

I keep track of everything on an excel spreadsheet, which tells me I've done a grand total of 8 pages of editing. Most of that was my collaboration piece I had to go through and edit before I submitted it.

This challenge is turning out to be a little more difficult than I thought.


Getting Started....

Hey y'all! I just joined and I thought I'd give you an update. I haven't done any writing yet, but I am prepared to write now! I made a list of all my Works in Progress (you can view them here) and even consolidated some of my more spread out fics.

I'm actually working on a scene list for one of my wips. And am looking to begin writing soon. Just thought I'd throw this out there.

Oh, for those of you who don't know who I am: I am krazikrys, this is just my writing blog. So all my posts will be tagged with both names.


Anyone up for it? Genre WriMos? Yeah, that's write! I'm in control of the genre WriMos like FaNoWriMo (Fantasy Novel Writing Month), RoNoWriMo (Working on that name, Romance Novel Writing Month) and SciNoWriMo (Science Fiction Novel Writing Month). I have one for almost every single genre and am about to create communities for all. Anyone up for the challenge?

And the month dates have not been set yet.

My Editing Process

I have a pretty strange editing process but I will tell you anyway.

First I struggle to get in character. To be a good work, the writing style needs to be consistent, and I find that getting into character is very important.

Also, I spend a lot of time on FictionPress - http://www.fictionpress.com. I hire a beta reader - I'm up for grabs, my PenName is Deineira - and have them read my work. That helps me know what other people think about my work and if I'm really off. On a recent story, entitled "The Falling Leaves," I have received many comments that I didn't suspect. So that would be my biggest advice - SEND it to someone and have them tell you what they think. That really helps you edit MUCH faster than you could without...

If you'd care to send it to me - I promise to obey all copyright laws, lol - I can help you edit. Find me on FictionPress at http://www.fictionpress.com/u/621467/ or http://www.fictionpress.com/~deineira and review my profile. Then click the little button that says PM and talk to me! I'll show you how to establish a DocX connection so that we can exchange documents without having to exchange emails! How cool is that?

I'm willing to help, really!

Back to my editing process - I, as a person, have already edited over 30 pages in 10 days... that's because I edit for HOURS at a time. I've done 37 pages so far just because of my personal style. Also, I use things like YIM to communicate with my beta so that we can quickly and easily exchange comments. 

If you want I'll help you figure out what you need to do to edit faster, PM. 




Four SeptNo icons- Three with pictures of leaves, one text only.

Plz to be crediting to purpleinkpen, yis.


Howdy, SeptNo crew!

I've hit a bit of a snag. See, I've never edited a work of fiction before, definately nothing this long! And I don't know what to do. *Sad*

So, tell me: How do you edit? What are your methods, your tips, your tricks? *Gets out pen and paper* Tech me, oh wise ones!


I think some of us have forgotten this comm, even if we remembered SeptNo.


Pip currently stands @ 4/60 and 136/10,000.

I'm going to be doing RATs all month (runaway_tales ) because... It's fun. And I have to catch up to Sly. Or at least Rosey. They have a head start. I'm editing my Julno, A Starless Sky, into something a little less filled with asides, lost trains of thought, and total incoherence.

How about you? Where are you? What are you doing?